Amazon Web Services in Action

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Summary

Amazon Web Services in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud. You'll find clear, relevant coverage of all the essential AWS services you to know, emphasizing best practices for security, high availability and scalability.

Foreword by Ben Whaley, AWS community hero and author.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

The largest and most mature of the cloud platforms, AWS offers over 100 prebuilt services, practically limitless compute resources, bottomless secure storage, as well as top-notch automation capabilities. This book shows you how to develop, host, and manage applications on AWS.

About the Book

Amazon Web Services in Action, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to deploying web applications in the AWS cloud. You'll find clear, relevant coverage of all essential AWS services, with a focus on automation, security, high availability, and scalability. This thoroughly revised edition covers the latest additions to AWS, including serverless infrastructure with AWS Lambda, sharing data with EFS, and in-memory storage with ElastiCache.

What's inside

  • Completely revised bestseller
  • Secure and scale distributed applications
  • Deploy applications on AWS
  • Design for failure to achieve high availability
  • Automate your infrastructure

About the Reader

Written for mid-level developers and DevOps engineers.

About the Author

Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig are software engineers and DevOps consultants focused on AWS. Together, they migrated the first bank in Germany to AWS in 2013.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 - GETTING STARTED
  1. What is Amazon Web Services?
  2. A simple example: WordPress in five minutes
  3. PART 2 - BUILDING VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONSISTING OF COMPUTERS AND NETWORKING
  4. Using virtual machines: EC2
  5. Programming your infrastructure: The command-line, SDKs, and CloudFormation
  6. Automating deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, and OpsWorks
  7. Securing your system: IAM, security groups, and VPC
  8. Automating operational tasks with Lambda
  9. PART 3 - STORING DATA IN THE CLOUD
  10. Storing your objects: S3 and Glacier
  11. Storing data on hard drives: EBS and instance store
  12. Sharing data volumes between machines: EFS
  13. Using a relational database service: RDS
  14. Caching data in memory: Amazon ElastiCache
  15. Programming for the NoSQL database service: DynamoDB
  16. PART 4 - ARCHITECTING ON AWS
  17. Achieving high availability: availability zones, auto-scaling, and CloudWatch
  18. Decoupling your infrastructure: Elastic Load Balancing and Simple Queue Service
  19. Designing for fault tolerance
  20. Scaling up and down: auto-scaling and CloudWatch
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